Taking chances and rule breaking

Phil Bowyer, Imma look at you! Cause I took a chance and it totally worked out.

For years I have done bits of ghostwriting. Granted, it's been in the form of D&D character outlines and fictional materials, but I have never gotten a chance to do a whole cooperative project of more than 20,000 words. Until today.

Many recognize my deep interest in agricultural science and farming. Today I met with Matthew Slaughter from Earthfort. Matt wants to write a book about soils that will bring a common sense, easy to understand approach to the community at large.  I'm going to help him do it.

Remember that saying, "No Foot, No Horse"?  The same can be said for those who are utilizing soil to grow plants. It's not practical, right now, for a large scale farmer to use hydroponics or hay bales to grow all their crops. It is, however, possible to adjust the way in which crops are grown so that less fertilizer is used, and alternatives to pesticides and herbicides will result in healthy, strong growth in order to reach maximum potential.

It's not an all or nothing approach. We don't have to be drastic. We do have to understand how and why the soil works the way it does. What does bacteria do in the soil? Where does compost fit in? Is there a way to rototill that won't destroy the healthy layers of soil? And for the large farmer's consideration, how much is this going to change my bottom line? 

The same processes that work for the farmer will work for the homeowner. Earthfort understands this and wants to create the same understanding with them. We do not have to resort to massive amounts of anything to keep our plants growing. It's not magic, it's not a miracle, and it totally breaks the rules. It just takes understanding.

Keep an eye out and I will tell you more as we go along with Matt and -